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Catering Styles

A versatile, highly skilled staff and a passion for innovative fine cuisine, you can trust that every detail of your event will be handled with the utmost care when you choose Terra Catering in San Diego, CA.

No matter what kind of event you have in mind, we'll help you pull it off with friendly professional service, fresh seasonal flavors and inventive cocktails. Our extensive selection of services and ability to adapt to any situation, from budget constraints to dietary restrictions, have helped Terra Catering become one of the most sought-after catering services in San Diego.

Whether you're planning a wedding or a casual lunch, give your guests an experience to remember. Take a look at our available services below to see what Terra Catering can do for you.

Tray Passed

From delicious hors d'oeuvres to bite-sized pieces of culinary art, Tray Passed service creates the unexpected delight that keeps conversations flowing. Use Tray Passed service before or after the meal, or simply to satisfy light appetites as guests mingle.

Display Station

Food takes the stage with our Stationary Display service, a setup that allows guests to choose from an eye-catching and diverse assortment. Place in the center of an intimate space for drama, or combine with other service styles for larger events.

Chef-Attended Station

Custom preparation and the freshest possible presentation make the Chef-Attended Station a favorite for discerning guests. Combine with other service styles to encourage an optimal flow of guest activity.

Tasting Menu "Small Plates"

The Small Plates style of service is a modern twist on tray-passing. Whether standing or lounging, guests can enjoy substantial tastes of exquisite dishes passed to them by our expertly trained butlers.

Stationary Dinner Buffet

Most popular for casual affairs, the Stationary Dinner Buffet is the least labor-intensive of services. Our buffets are meticulously planned for freshness and presentation, while their setup allows for flexibility in a variety of settings.

Family Style Dinner

The most intimate of our service styles, the Family Style Dinner is best for less formal occasions. Shared dishes are the hallmark of family style dining, but this is no everyday dinner. We prepare our shared dishes with the highest level of presentation and aim for a deliciously fun experience for all.

Live Action "Tasting Bars"

Drawing from the talent of our mixology gurus at Giuseppe Bar Services, we have created the total culinary experience with our Live Action "Tasting Bars." Building upon our Small Plates service, the Tasting Bar combines diverse courses of portioned dishes with select wines masterfully paired and presented by a wine specialist. The result is a unique and dynamic event your guests won't soon forget.

Seated Dinner Service

For formal events, the Seated Dinner Service is the ultimate in hospitality. Seated dinner menus are designed and prepared to impress, with flare and elegance. Butler service is highly attentive and perfectly orchestrated. Venue and decorations are key components to planning your ideal seated dinner event, and we are happy to provide our recommendations.

Seated Service with Dinner Stations

All the benefits of Seated Dinner Service plus an entree course that gives your guests a variety of options. With Seated Service with Dinner Stations, appetizers and desserts are served at the table, while dinner stations offer guests an elaborate selection of main course items.